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Twizell (Northam), Northumberland

Historical Description

Twizell, a small village and a township in Duddo ecclesiastical parish, Norham parish, Northumberland, with a station on the Kelso branch of the N.E.R., at the mouth of the river Till, 3 miles NNE of Cornhill, and 1 from Duddo. Acreage, 2214 of land and 59 of water; population, 215. Post town, Cornhill (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph, office, Norham. Twizell Bridge, over the Till, figures graphically in Sir Walter Scott's " Marmion," in his description of the advance of the English army to Flodden.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishNorham 
Poor Law unionBerwick-upon-Tweed 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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